Recovering from kwashiorkor

How wella person recovers from kwashiorkor depends on how severetheir symptoms werewhentreatment began.

If treatment was started early, the person will usually recover well, although childrenmay never reach their full growth potential and be shorter than their peers.

If treatment was started in the later stages of protein malnutrition, the person may be left with physical and intellectual disabilities.

If kwashiorkor isn't treated or treatment is significantly delayed, it canlead todeath.

Content supplied by the NHS Website

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018